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About the role;
The Quality Engineer shall have primary responsibility for issue resolution across the 3 South Wales sites.
This role includes the coordination of customer 8D’s, internal investigations and supporting supplier corrective actions. Working closely with the customers, commercial teams, technology and engineering teams and other IQE sites. In all scenarios closure of tasks with evidence-based reporting will be required.
Robust coordination and closure of customer and internal issues in line with IQE time requirements and customer expectations
Develop and promote structured problem solving within IQE
Be the quality champion regarding problem solving including robust follow up of corrective action plans linked to customer 8D issues across all IQE Stake Holders
Coach and mentor IQE Teams on structured problem solving, technical report presentation and 8D writing
Provide initial point of contact for customer quality teams
Run and manage customer quality meetings
Be the quality representative internally for IQE for NPI projects (APQP support
Act as deputy for Quality Manager for customer issues
Continually improve and develop IQE Quality Management System
Complete internal audits as required
Complete other activities within the IQE organisation as requested
Provide contributions to the IQE Group Quality function
Drive prevention of issues on NPI from lessons learned from historical issues
Degree qualified in a technical discipline or significant experience in a highly technical manufacturing environment
Proven and experienced problem solver in a technology / complex manufacturing environment
Strong interpersonal skills, both for building customer relationships and effectively collaborating with internal groups
Strong oral and written communication skills
Working knowledge of core quality tools such as FMEA, Control Plans, MSA, SPC
Ability to manage and oversee multiple projects with multiple stake holders
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Working knowledge of ISO9000 / IATF16949 – a plus would be experience in a strong compliance industry such as AS9100 or ISO13485
Internal Auditor qualified or lead auditor preferred against ISO9000 / IATF16949
Past experience in a similar role is key
Previous experience in the semiconductor industry is a strong plus
Experience in a continuous improvement environment, lean manufacturing tools and techniques is desirable.
Green six sigma and strong understanding of statistical tools is highly beneficial in a data rich environment.
IQE is an equal opportunities employer that values diversity at all levels. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin